A faulty electrical connector may overheat and cause a vehicle fire. At least six Ram vehicle fires were reported to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA Campaign Number is 21V798000.
Dodge parent company FCA is telling affected vehicle owners to “park outside” away from structures and other vehicles until the manufacturer does repairs.
The safety recall covers the model year 2021-2023 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and certain Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles equipped with the Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines.
This Ram recall is due to a potential electrical short in the relay. This issue could result in a vehicle fire, regardless of whether the ignition is on or off.
Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to park their trucks outside and away from other vehicles or buildings until the defect has been remedied. Dealers will inspect and replace the Solid State Intake Heater Grid Relay (Relay) as necessary.
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Dodge Ram 1500 EGR Class Action Lawsuit Claims Fire Risk
Dodge is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that its 2014-2019 Ram 1500 trucks with the EcoDiesel engine have defective EGR coolers. The class action claims Ram’s EcoDiesel EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which can lead to internal cracks over time and cause the trucks to catch fire.
You may be entitled to significant compensation if you own a Dodge Ram truck that has caught on fire.